The Podcast from Australia for Science and Reason. Join Richard Saunders and his team of reporters for your weekly dose of skeptical news and interviews, reports and comments. Past guests have included, James Randi, Stephen Fry, Tim Minchin, Eugenie Scott, Dr Phil Plait, Michael Marshall, Dr Steve Novella, Dr Pamela Gay, Jon Ronson, Dr Ben Goldacre, Simon Singh, Prof. Richard Wiseman, Dick Smith, Banachek, Prof. Chris French, George Hrab, Tim Ferguson, Dr Paul Willis and many, many more. Featuring Australian radio legend Maynard with his Spooky Action, Jo Alabaster from the 'Evidence Please' blog, Eran Segev's Grain of Salt, Dr Rachael Dunlop with 'Dr Rachie Reports' and Heidi Robertson aka 'The Raw Skeptic'.
May 6th, 2012
Episode 195 of 472 episodes
0:00:00Some thoughts on Astrology from Sydney Radio0:01:18IntroductionRichard Saunders, Dr Rachael Dunlop and Maynard0:06:00ACCC tackles Homeopathy Plus! Whooping Cough claimsPress Release read by Richard Saunders0:08:30An interview with Dr Ken Harvey - Whooping Cough and Homeopathy At last a government department, the ACCC, has taken action against a web site that promotes nonsense and magic over real medicine. Dr Ken Harvey tells us more about Homeopathy Plus! and the ongoing fight to bring them to account. 0:25:50Dr Rachie ReportsNews on moves by the government to cut CAM from rebates and save the taxpayer millions.0:35:00Maynard's Spooky Action...An interview with Ian Bryce with his update on the Rossi "E-Cat" cold fusion machine.Maynard asks attendees Sydney Skeptics in the Pub what woo they believed in when they were kids.